Somewhere between Beckett and Ionesco...with its textures of genre and allegory, there also comes an explosion of ideas that keep the pages turning...a wild, provocative novel. -- Joy Lo Dico, The Independent on Sunday
As an elliptical fable, [Beatrice and Virgil] is a model of clarity and dread. --Rosemary Goring, The Herald, Arts Supplement
A slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil. --Nina Sankovitch, The Huffington Post
Audaciously original, never less than engrossing, often disturbing, and in its denouement truly horrifying. --Mick Brown, The Telegraph Magazine
[Beatrice and Virgil] is elaborately structured, with narratives tucked into other narratives and, in terms of themes, more layers than an Italian wedding cake. --David Robson, Sunday Telegraph, Seven
About the Author
Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into thirty-eight languages. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.